LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Authorities have identified a man who fell into the Big Thompson River early Friday morning after falling and striking his head on the rocks.
Larimer County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Riverview RV Park on River Rim Road at about 2:15 a.m. Friday on a report that a man had fallen off an embankment.READ MORE: Report Shows RTD Union Station Problems Festering For Years: 1/3 In Survey Feel Safety At Risk When Using RTD
Investigators said David Lee Howard, 55, of Federal Heights, was camping with his wife and relatives when he stumbled from the corner of the camper about 2 a.m. He fell down an eight-foot embankment into the river, struck his face on rocks and knocked himself out.READ MORE: Sabrina Spellman Makes An Appearance On The CW's Riverdale; Kiernan Shipka Reveals 'Fans Will Get Some Clarity'
Howard was pulled from the Big Thompson River but was unresponsive. CPR was performed but it was unsuccessful.MORE NEWS: Denver City Council Plans Final Vote On Flavored Tobacco Ban
Deputies say alcohol was a contributing factor in his death.